Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session – Objective
In our Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session, we have a passing pattern drill, focusing on passing, receiving and body shape. The first part is followed by small sided game in tight spaces to quickly get out of pressure. In this session, we would like to improve our passing, receiving and penetration skills by trying to switch the point of attack and focus on transition.
Before we start, please find all of our soccer curriculum sessions in our overview page.
- Who – 4,5,6,8,10,9 Primarily
- Where – Central Channels
- When – in possession, outnumbered numerical
- Why – Keep possession under pressure by playing into space
- What – Width outside players, support
- How – Passing weight, body shape, combination
Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session – Details and Stages
The US SOCCER curriculum its best practices is our guideline.
This methodology consists of 4 stages within our Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session, focusing on progression throughout.
Every practice session starts with a light jog warm up and stretching. Every time there is a small break, players should look to play a small game of rondo when they are waiting on their team mates.
- 5 minutes of light jog to activate our body muscles.
- 2 minutes of stretching.
- Total: 7 minutes.
Stage I – WARM UP – Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session
- We split the players into 2 smaller groups, or one big group.
- MAIN Passing Pattern:
- Cones are a rectangular formation, with a cones in the middle as a central cone.
- 35 x 35 yard rectangle.
- Pass from the outside to the central midfielder, who switches the play to the outside.
- The receiving player will dribble the ball to the next cone across.
- Total time would be 10 minutes each round, we will do 2 rounds.
- 3 touches to 2 touches.
- Core exercises 10 minutes.
- Total: 30-35 minutes.
Stage II – SMALL SIDED ACTIVITY – Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session
- We implement pressure from the opponent, direction to goal and transition from attack to defense.
- This stage included small sided games up until 4v4.
- There is a progression game within the same 35×35 yard square.
- The attacking team has one more player to switch the play rapidly.
- We add an extra player on each team, to make it 3v3.
- Total: 20-25 minutes.
Stage III – EXPANDED SMALL SIDED – Transition Change Point Of Attack Tactical Session
- We require a slightly bigger field with 3 groups total 5v5 all the way up to 9v9, and we have at least 1 big goal with a goalkeeper.
- The offside rule applies.
- Split the number of field players into 3 groups, the winner stays on the field.
- PROGRESSION: limit touches for defenders and midfielders. Ideally defenders will play two touches, and midfielders will play three touches.
- Total: 15-25 minutes.
Stage IV – FULL GAME – Transition Change Point Of Attack Physical Session
- We include every player in the full game.
- All rules apply as during a regular league game.
- Players try to implement the lessons learned from practice.
- We play a full game with all players involved.
- Total: 15-25 minutes.
- After the game, we need to cool down by a group stretching session.
Transition Change Point Of Attack Physical Session – Coach Kevin Van Vreckem
Coach Kevin is part of the Boynton Knights FC Academy Program, who are partnered with Boca United Football Club.
They are operating under United Soccer Development Academy (USDA) as South Florida Football Academy.
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Coach Kevin Van Vreckem
USSF National “D” License (2017)
Phone: (561) 654-0485